Principal’s Blog – 30 July 2020

Dear members of the Marcellin Family This week we reached the halfway point of Melbourne’s second lockdown. As many people have noted, it seems quite different this time. For one thing, we are doing it on our own this time as opposed to the national response in April and May. There is also the immense disappointment of being in this situation again when most of us were probably of the view that we had, to Read more…

Principal’s Blog – 30 July 2020

Dear members of the Marcellin Family   This week we reached the halfway point of Melbourne’s second lockdown. As many people have noted, it seems quite different this time. For one thing, we are doing it on our own this time as opposed to the national response in April and May. There is also the immense disappointment of being in this situation again when most of us were probably of the view that we had, Read more…

Principal’s Blog – 31 July

Dear members of the Marcellin Family This week we reached the halfway point of Melbourne’s second lockdown. As many people have noted, it seems quite different this time. For one thing, we are doing it on our own this time as opposed to the national response in April and May. There is also the immense disappointment of being in this situation again when most of us were probably of the view that we had, to Read more…

Principal’s Blog – 31 July

Dear members of the Marcellin Family This week we reached the halfway point of Melbourne’s second lockdown. As many people have noted, it seems quite different this time. For one thing, we are doing it on our own this time as opposed to the national response in April and May. There is also the immense disappointment of being in this situation again when most of us were probably of the view that we had, to Read more…

Principal’s Blog – 23 July 2020

I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now Bob Dylan   Dear Members of the Marcellin Family Bob Dylan is one of the most significant artists of the past sixty years. He has influenced generations. The above line is the chorus of his classic song My Back Pages. Written in the mid-1960s, it is thought by some to be a stinging criticism by Dylan of his earlier self and work. On the Read more…

Principal’s Blog – 16 July 2020

Dear Members of the Marcellin College Family COVID19 UPDATE I would like to update you on a number of issues and clarify arrangements at the College up until Wednesday 19 August. As was the case during the Home Learning Program during Term 2, these arrangements are subject to change depending on advice and guidelines from the relevant authorities. • Year 11 and 12 classes will continue face to face at the College. VCAL students and Read more…

Principal’s Blog – 25 June 2020

Dear members of the Marcellin Family, So, what is a ‘holistic’ education? In educational literature, we often read about the importance of a holistic approach. In essence, education with a holistic perspective is concerned with the development of every person's intellectual, emotional, social, physical, artistic, creative and spiritual potentials. It seeks to engage the many dimensions of our humanity and encourages personal and collective responsibility. It is an approach that sits very well with our Read more…

Principal’s Blog – 18 June 2020

Dear members of the Marcellin Family, The power of art is that it can affect us very deeply. We can tap into our feelings when we look at or listen to a great piece of art and sometimes, we can even identify with the image, the theme or the message. It can speak to us in a way that sometimes words cannot, and it can evoke a response from the heart and stir our soul. Read more…

Principal’s Blog – 11 June 2020

“Racism is not merely one sin among many, it is a radical evil dividing the human family” Letter from the United States Catholic Bishops, 1979. Dear Members of the Marcellin Family, The last two weeks in the United States has been disturbing to witness. Coming on top of the devastating death toll from the Coronavirus pandemic and the economic and social consequences that have followed, the footage of the death of George Floyd and the Read more…

Principal’s Blog – 4 June 2020

Dear Members of the Marcellin College Family, Celebrating the Legacy of St Marcellin Champagnat Blue Marists of Aleppo This week we celebrate as a Marist community the Feast Day of St. Marcellin Champagnat. These days are so important because they tell us a lot about who we are. The legacy of St Marcellin is significant, and we are a part of that legacy and have been for seventy years. While we are, and certainly should Read more…